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failure detection of liquid cooled electronics in sealed packagesThe theory and experimental verification of a method of detecting fluid-mass loss, expansion-chamber pressure loss, or excessive vapor build-up in NASA's Airborne Information Management System (AIMS) are presented. The primary purpose of this leak-detection method is to detect the fluid-mass loss before the volume of vapor on the liquid side causes a temperature-critical part to be out of the liquid. The method detects the initial leak after the first 2.5 pct of the liquid mass has been lost, and it can be used for detecting subsequent situations including the leaking of air into the liquid chamber and the subsequent vapor build-up.
Hoadley, A. W. (University of Western Michigan Kalamazoo, MI, United States) Porter, A. J. (Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI, United States)
August 15, 2013
June 1, 1991